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Grad Catalog 01-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Library and Information Science

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Library and Information Science: LIS

180J. Introduction to Information Studies.
Overview of the field of information studies including library science, information science, archives and records, preservation and conservation of materials, and communications and technology as applied to the work of information professionals. Four one-hour meetings each semester, with additional hours of online work. Required for all students in their first semester of the program. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

181, 281, 381. Individual Studies.
In-depth study of a problem or topic related to library and information science, usually culminating in an examination or a scholarly written report. Conference course. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

382L. Information Resources and Services.
Evaluation and use of printed and online information resources and services in specialized areas, with emphasis on new information technologies. Information-seeking behavior of users, document delivery, new roles of the information specialist in user support, and information needs of a variety of clients. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; some topics require laboratory hours as well. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 2: Information Resources in the Humanities.
Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources of the humanities, including fine arts, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, and religion. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20) or 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 3: Information Resources in the Social Sciences.
Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources of the social sciences, including anthropology, economics and business, education, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 12), and credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20) or 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 4: Information Resources in Science and Technology.
Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources in science and technology, including general science, astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, mathematics, and physics. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 12), and credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20) or 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 5: Government Information Resources.
Generation, production, distribution, bibliographic control, and administration of government information resources; emphasis is on developing the student's proficiency in reference and research use. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 9: Materials for Children.
Materials in all formats suitable for use by and with children. Selection aids, application of selection and evaluation criteria, and planning for the use of materials. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 10: Materials for Young Adults.
Evaluation, selection, and use of books and other media to meet the needs of young adults of junior- and senior-high-school age. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 11: Information Resources in the Health Sciences.
Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources in medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services.
Major reference resources and techniques useful for providing information services in libraries and other information agencies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours to be arranged. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 13: Seminar in Information Resources and Services.
Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 14: Information Resources and Services in the Law.
Bibliographic organization and information resources in statute law, case law, and related materials. Emphasis on legal terminology, legal research, online information services, and legal reference work. Overview of key issues in development, organization, and administration of different types of law libraries. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 12), and credit or registration for Library and Informaton Science 382L (Topic 20) or 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 15: Design, Production, and Presentation of Information.
Design and use of learning materials involving the best practices as revealed through educational research. Production of graphic, audio, video, and multimedia materials for presentation. Techniques of presentation to large and small groups in educational and professional settings. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 16: Information Resources on, and Services for, Hispanic Americans.
Information needs of Hispanic American library users and the roles of academic, public, and school libraries in meeting these needs.

Topic 17: Seminar in Information Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults.
Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 9) or 382L (Topic 10), and credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 18: Electronic Information Resources and Services
Concepts, principles, and practice in the preparation, conduct, and interpretation of an online information search. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 19: Information Resources in Business.
Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources in business and industry. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 12), and credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20) or 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users.
Overview of authentication of information, understanding client groups, human-computer interaction, information filters, information literacy and information-seeking behavior, as well as user studies and usability testing.

383L. Latin American Information Sources and Services.
Survey of three major aspects of Latin American librarianship: sources of information from and about Latin America; the nature of archival materials, institutions, and repositories; and the publishing industry and book trade and methods and tools for acquisition work. Intensive research on specific Latin American library and information science topics may be pursued through individual studies arranged with the instructor. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese, and consent of instructor.

Topic 6: Seminar in Latin American Information Sources and Services.
Research on a Latin American library and information science topic.

Topic 9: Latin American Information Resources.
Historical survey of sources of information on Latin America. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services).

384K. Access to Information and Materials.
Study of principles and theories of selecting, acquiring, organizing, indexing, and networking sources of information. Creation, processing, and management of automated and manual files for information access. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Collection Management.
Philosophical and social context, objectives, and methodology of evaluating and selecting library materials. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services), and credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users) or 384K (Topic 16).

Topic 2: Developing and Organizing Media Collections.
Collection development and organization, focusing on nonbook media. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services) and 384K (Topic 8).

Topic 3: Subject Cataloging, Indexing, and Categorization of Informational Materials.
Advanced study of the principles, methods, and problems of organizing library and other information-containing materials. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 8) and credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 17).

Topic 4: Classification of Knowledge.
Philosophical and historical background and development of library classification systems. Theory of classification. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 17).

Topic 7: Seminar in Organization of Information.
Access to information and materials: administration, theories, issues, and trends. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 17).

Topic 8: Description and Basic Metadata Structures for Informational Materials..
Study of the theory and application of the principles of organizing library and other information-containing materials. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours to be arranged. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 17).

Topic 10: Information Networks.
Development, design, use, and evaluation of information networks. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users) or 384K (Topic 17).

Topic 11: Database Management Principles and Applications.
Database management systems, including architecture, design, administration, and implementation. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 17).

Topic 15: Image Processing and Management.
Analysis of organizational document processing requirements and the application of imaging equipment, techniques, and system configurations to organizational needs.

Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information.
Overview of the selection of information and provision of information services including the creation, production, and distribution of information products; use of community description and analysis and information selection criteria; and selection and use.

Topic 17: Organizing and Providing Access to Information.
Introduction to general principles and features of organizing and providing access to information including varieties and numbers of information-bearing objects, different traditions of practice, user concerns, subject access, and information system features and evaluation.

385T. Information Science and Knowledge Systems.
Study of the properties and behavior of information; forces governing the flow and use of information; technology affecting information processing and management; information production, transmission, selection, storage, and use. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 6: Seminar in Information Science and Knowledge Systems.
Critical examination of theories, applications, trends, and problems in information science and knowledge systems. Some sections are offered on the letter-grade basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users).

Topic 14: Health Informatics.
Applications of the theories and techniques of information science to biomedical information systems. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users).

Topic 15: Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems.
The nature of intelligence and the development of intelligent systems.

Topic 16: User-System Interface Design.
Design of user-system interfaces through advanced graphic techniques, including hypercard and hypertext.

Topic 17: Cognitive Studies.
The cognitive nature of information needs and use.

Topic 18: Generalized Programming and Data Structures.
The underlying concepts of computer programming and the structures used for storing and handling information and programs in computers.

Topic 19: Law and Information Technology.
Effect of technology-driven information processing on the field of law. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Informaton Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users).

Topic 20: Concepts of Information Retrieval.
Designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to assess the basic features of computerized information retrieval systems. Primary emphasis on text or document retrieval systems, both proprietary and Web-based. Retrieval of other media formats like graphics, audio, and video is also considered. Examines efforts to create specialized digital libraries that use these retrieval approaches. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 17: Organizing and Providing Access to Information).

Topic 21: Information Architecture and Usability Studies.
Study of the components of Web architecture as they relate to the online information and services of large libraries and other organizations. Covers design elements, software metrics, and usability methods to test the success of a site. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 17: Organizing and Providing Access to Information).

Topic 22: Information Science.
History, theory, and major thinkers and actors in the development of information science. Explores information science as an evolution of disciplines such as library science, linguistics, psychology, communication, and computer science. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users).

386. Foundations for Library and Information Studies.
Topics on the philosophical foundations, the history, and the development of archives, books, libraries, and information service. Topics vary from general introductory treatments to advanced seminars; most stress wide reading and independent research papers. Additional hours may be required for some topics; these topics are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Introduction to Library and Information Studies.
Library science, information science, archives and records, preservation and conservation of library and archival materials, and educational communications and technology, as applied to the work of information professionals. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required.

Topic 7: Seminar in Foundations for Library and Information Studies.
Problems, issues, and trends, historical and current, in libraries, librarianship, information science, knowledge systems, and relevant technologies. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 8: History of Printing.
The advent of movable-type printing in the West: its antecedents, preconditions, pioneers, and progress.

Topic 10: Books, Libraries, and Civilization to 1500.
Review and exploration of the role and significance of collections of recorded knowledge--their creation, organization, preservation, and use--in the context of cultural and social history; the development of various forms of manuscript and print communication and efforts to mediate for information seekers.

Topic 11: Archives and Records in the Modern World.
Progress of archival enterprise, records management, and preservation administration from the Renaissance to the present. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 17: Organizing and Providing Access to Information).

Topic 13: Information Technologies and the Information Professions.
Overview of innovations and technology that have shaped the culture of the information professions. Focus on information technology skills as well as critical assessment of the use of technology in the professions. Required for all new students in the program.

Topic 14: Books, Libraries, and Civilization since 1500.
Review and exploration of the role and significance of collections of recorded knowledge-their creation, organization, preservation, and use-in the context of cultural and social history; development of knowledge institutions that serve various populations and societies in the modern world.

387. Administration.
Theory and practice in the design, behavior, evaluation, and administration of libraries and other information agencies and systems. Marketing of information organizations and resources. Administrative applications of technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Managing Information Services and Organizations.
Management theory, concepts, processes, and practices as applied to libraries and other information agencies and systems.

Topic 3: Seminar in Managing Information Services and Organizations.
Issues and trends in the management of libraries and other information agencies. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 387 (Topic 1) and consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Systems Analysis and Evaluation.
Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users).

Topic 8: Information Management.
Management of information resources for profit or nonprofit organizations.

Topic 9: Information Marketing.
Marketing of information agencies, systems, services, publications, and software and hardware.

Topic 11: Planning and Management of Library Technology.
The process of planning for individual and cooperative library automation projects. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 8: Description and Basic Metadata Structures for Informational Materials), and credit or registration for Library and Information Science 180J or 386 (Topic 1: Introduction to Library and Information Studies).

Topic 13: Knowledge Management.
Exploration of the background, motivations, and definitions of knowledge management. Investigates the components and characteristics of knowledge management, including social and organizational issues, systems, and interdisciplinary interpretation of this field. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users).

388K. Organizational Environments.
Mission, goals, and objectives of specific library and information science settings in relation to the services they provide and to the larger institutions of which they are a part. Unique features of a particular setting in staffing, facilities, finances, and clientele. Issues, trends, and problems. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Learning Resources Programs.
Philosophy, objectives, and management of the learning resources center. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 9: Materials for Children) or 382L (Topic 10: Materials for Young Adults), 382L (Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services), 384K (Topic 1: Collection Management), and 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 3: Public Libraries.
Mission, governance, issues, trends, and problems of public libraries. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users), or 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 4: Academic Libraries.
The relationship of academic library management to trends in postsecondary education, to the institution the library serves, and to the research community at large. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users), or 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 5: Special Libraries.
Development and management of special libraries and information centers. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users) or 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 7: Medical Libraries.
Development and management of health-science information resources. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users) or 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 9: Rare Book and Special Collections.
Administration of rare book and manuscript collections. Introduction to analytical bibliography. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users) or 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 10: Seminar in Organizational Environments.
Critical study of problems and trends in environments for information. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 15: Visual Resources Collections.
Theoretical and practical management of slide and graphic arts collections. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information).

Topic 16: Planning and Management of Programs for Children and Young Adults.
Designing and planning effective services and programs for children and young adults: technologies, information need analysis, and trends. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information) and 387 (Topic 1: Managing Information Services and Organizations).

388L. Professional Experience and Project.
Study of a practical problem, current phenomenon, or professional issue in an institutional setting. Students prepare a final project intended for publication. Conference course. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and completion of at least thirty-two semester hours of coursework in the graduate program in library and information science.

388P. Fieldwork in Libraries and Other Information Agencies.
Fieldwork in a library or other information agency under the supervision of qualified personnel. At least 125 hours of supervised fieldwork for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Practicum in Information Services and Organizations.
Only one of the following may be counted: Library and Information Science 388P (Topic 1), 388P (Topic 2), 388P (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users), 384K (Topic 16: Creating and Selecting Information), and 384K (Topic 17: Organizing and Providing Access to Informaton). Participants will not receive monetary compensation.

Topic 2: Practicum in School Libraries.
Fieldwork in a school library under the supervision of qualified personnel. Only one of the following may be counted: Library and Information Science 388P (Topic 1), 388P (Topic 2), 388P (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 9: Materials for Children) or 382L (Topic 10: Materials for Young Adults), 382L (Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services), 384K (Topic 8: Description and Basic Metadata Structures for Informational Materials), and 388K (Topic 1: Learning Resources Programs). Students must complete practicum application form before registering. Applications must be received and approved four weeks prior to the semester in which the course is to be taken. Participants will not receive monetary compensation.

Topic 3: Practicum in Preservation Planning.
Only one of the following may be counted: Library and Information Science 388P (Topic 1), 388P (Topic 2), 388P (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 392P (Topic 1: Introduction to Preservation) or 392P (Topic 6: The Protection and Care of Records Materials), and consent of instructor. Participants will not receive monetary compensation.

Topic 4: Internship in Libraries and Other Information Agencies.
Additional prerequisite: Students must complete application form before registering. Participants must receive monetary compensation.

389C. Archival Enterprise.
Theory and practice of archival administration, records management, and preservation administration. Problems in acquiring, organizing, and providing for use of archives and office records; issues in deterioration and care of paper, books, photographic material, magnetic records, and other media through preservation programs for libraries and archives. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Introduction to Archival Enterprise.
Principles and practice of appraisal, acquisition, arrangement and description, preservation, reference service, and administration of institutional and collected archives.

Topic 2: Photograph and Cinema Archives.
History and characteristics of photographic processes, organization of photographic materials, and administration of collections of photographs and movies.

Topic 3: Seminar in Management of Records Information.
The nature of and problems in the administration of archival and manuscript repositories. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Introduction to Records Management.
Systems for controlling recorded information in an organizational setting.

Topic 14: Electronic and Digital Records.
Issues in management of records information in the electronic environment. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 389C (Topic 1) or 389C (Topic 4).

Topic 15: Security and Authenticity in Digital and Electronic Records.
Issues in maintaining the integrity of records information in the electronic environment. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 389C (Topic 1) or 389C (Topic 4).

Topic 16: Appraisal and Selection of Records.
Theory and practice of determining categories of value of records information and selecting records information for retention.

Topic 17: Organization of Records Information.
Theory and practice of grouping and ordering records information for use in various environments.

Topic 18: Use of and Access to Records Information.
Management of records information to achieve accessibility.

Topic 19: Introduction to Issues in Records Information.
Exploration of the fundamentals of records information and its role in society.

390N. Information Policy.
Critical examination of issues and trends in information policy in public- and private-sector organizations on the local, state, federal, and international levels. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Federal Information Policy.
Identification and understanding of roles of major stakeholders in federal information policy; development of policy analysis techniques.

Topic 2: Seminar in Information Policy.
Analysis of issues and trends in information policy in various environments.

391D. Advanced Studies in Library and Information Science.
Topics in the theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of library and information science. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Uses and Users of Information.
The role of information in society; societal policies for handling information; the uses and users of information.

Topic 2: Organizing and Providing Access to Information.
Organization, storage, preservation, retrieval, dissemination, and delivery of information.

Topic 3: Administration of Information Resources.
Administration of systems of people, procedures, and technologies for organizing and providing access to information.

Topic 4: Disciplinary and Professional Development of Library and Information Science.
Past, present, and prospective future of library and information science; international and comparative aspects of library and information science.

Topic 5: Research and Writing Seminar.
In-depth study of a current subject or issue in library and information science. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 391D (Topic 1, 2, 3, or 4).

Topic 7: Directed Readings.
Study of a problem or topic related to library and information science. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Topic 8: Directed Research.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

392P. Preservation of Library and Archival Materials.
Theory, policy, and practice of the management of preservation programs in documentary repositories--materials, environmental control, history and context. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Introduction to Preservation.
Administration of preservation programs for students not enrolled in the preservation and conservation studies program.

Topic 2: Seminar in Archival and Library Preservation.
Special topics in preservation and conservation, with experimentation in processes and techniques. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 5: Introductory Technology and Structure of Records Materials.
Factors in the quality of records materials.

Topic 6: The Protection and Care of Records Materials.
Causes of deterioration and their control.

Topic 8: Management of Preservation Programs

Topic 9: Preservation Reformatting.
Issues in reformatting to insure continued accessibility; priority setting; selection of formats for preservation; reformatting standards and guidelines; project management.

Topic 10: Preservation in the Digital Environment I.
Survey of digitization projects and experiences, exploration of the technology of digitization, and issues in digitizing different media. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 11: Preservation in the Digital Environment II.
Migration of files and emulation of hardware and software environments; special topics, such as color management of digitized images; issues in capture characteristics from the source original, metadata for organization and retrieval of images. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 392P (Topic 10) and consent of instructor.

Topic 12: Preservation in the Digital Environment III.
Issues in the application of digital technology in maintaining long-term access to information. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Library and Information Science 392P (Topic 10) and 392P (Topic 11), and consent of instructor.

Topic 13: Preservation of Nonprint Media.
Issues in managing information created and maintained in new media and technologies, particularly for long-term access.

393C. Conservation of Library and Archival Material.
Theory, policy, and practice of conservation treatment in documentary repositories, materials science, housing, and preventive and curative treatment. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to preservation and conservation studies, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Book Laboratory I.
Fundamentals of conservation treatment in the protection of library and archives materials.

Topic 2: Book Laboratory II.
Paper repair, conservation, and library bookbinding.

Topic 3: Book Laboratory III.
Examination, documentation, and treatment in the conservation of book textblocks; technical criteria and specifications for the maintenance of circulating collections.

Topic 4: Conservation Treatment Laboratory IV.
Individual projects that explore special problems in book treatment and protection.

Topic 6: Paper Laboratory I.
Documentation of condition; identification of media; treatments.

Topic 7: Paper Laboratory II.
Technical and aesthetic considerations in the conservation of paper objects.

Topic 8: Conservation Science I.
Physical and chemical properties of materials used in books, photographs, manuscripts, and related objects.

Topic 9: Conservation Science II.
Research investigation of a typical conservation problem. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

394C, 994C. Fieldwork in Conservation.
For 394C, fifteen hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 994C, forty hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Library and Information Science 393C (Topic 1) and 393C (Topic 2), and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Fieldwork in Conservation.
Fieldwork in a research or rare book library, an archives, or a historical society, with emphasis on planning and executing broad collections care. This topic is offered as 394C and in the summer session only. Additional prerequisite: Completion of all conservation courses other than fieldwork.

Topic 2: Conservator Internship I.
Development of binding or other treatment skills under professional supervision in the working environment of a recognized book or document conservation laboratory. This topic is offered as 994C only. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 394C (Topic 1).

Topic 3: Conservator Internship II.
Continuation of Library and Information Science 994C (Topic 2). This topic is offered as 994C only. Additional prerequisite: Library and Information Science 994C (Topic 2).

397. Research in Library and Information Science.
Methods and subjects of research in library and information science. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science.
Nature of social science research and its role in library and information science.

Topic 2: Seminar in Research in Library and Information Science.
Intensive investigation of topics relevant to research in library and information science and related fields. May be repeated for credit. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Bibliography and Methods in Historical Research.
Sources of information for, and techniques of conducting, investigations in history.

Topic 4: Practicum in Research.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in library and information science, Library and Information Science 397 (Topic 1: Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science), and written consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Library and Information Science 698A.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in library and information science, Library and Information Science 397 (Topic 1: Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science), and written consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Library and Information Science.
History and present status of education for librarianship and information science. Curriculum design, systematic course design and management, teaching methodologies, and evaluation of learning. May be repeated for credit as a practicum in a specific library and information science course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Library and Information Science 399R, 699R, or 999R.


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